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About Us

Hammer and Nail Exteriors is one of the Washington, DC area’s leading retailers for window and door replacement. For more than 50 years, Hammer and Nail Exteriors has been servicing the Washington, DC market with the philosophy that no one should have to compromise service and beauty for budget.



Hammer and Nail Exteriors is locally owned and operated by Tom Chaikin. His father Marty Chaikin started the business in 1954 as one man with a sample in his hand. More than 50 years later, the company has grown to employ more than 15 people.


Hammer and Nail Exteriors has a dedicated team of design consultants, measure technicians, trained installers and skilled service people. The Hammer and Nail Exteriors’ staff of experts has more than 250 years of combined experience in the window, door and exterior solutions industry.


From 1999 through 2011, Hammer and Nail Exteriors was the independently owned and operated Renewal by Andersen retailer in the Washington, DC and Maryland area. As of January 2012, Hammer and Nail Exteriors has partnered with Marvin Windows and Doors, Integrity® from Marvin, Marvin and Simonton in order to carry a broader variety of solutions. We continue to offer ProVia® entry door systems, James Hardie siding products and TruGuard® covered gutter systems.


Hammer and Nail Exteriors is a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. Marty Chaikin was named a Legend of the Home Improvement Industry at the General Remodeler’s Convention in 2003. Hammer and Nail Exteriors is licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. License numbers available upon request.


We’re committed to being here for you, and with our Here to Help Promise, backed by more than 50 years of experience, you can rest assured that our team is devoted to delivering the best service and quality window, door, and exterior products possible.

RIGHT LOOK. RIGHT BUDGET. | More preferred product choices to fit your style and budget

PRO KNOW-HOW | Highest standard of professional service. Most experience. Expertly trained staff.

HASSLE-FREE | No hard sells. No complicated purchase processes. All hassle-free.

FINAL FINISH CHECK | Post installation quality assurance check to make sure your project was done right.

LIFETIME LIMITED INSTALLATION WARRANTY | If it’s not right, we’ll fix it.

The Full Line of Trusted Brands We Offer:

At Hammer and Nail Exteriors, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best window products to suit any budget. Our window and door company is proud to install and replace the following window brands: